Tamron 17-50/2.8 vs kit lens. Worth the price difference?

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Alex Sarbu
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Re: Tamron 17-50/2.8 vs kit lens. Worth the price difference?
In reply to simbon4o, Jan 26, 2013

simbon4o wrote:

The kit lens has not changed optically from the moment of it's announcement but the cameras was 6Mp back then. All of the pentax 18-55 including WR version are awful optically, if you want nice lens try to find 16-45 second hand or buy new tamron 17-50 2.8!

This is not true, the AL II, AL WR and the DA-L versions uses different optics from the first 18-55. The change was necessary to cope with the increased sensor resolution.


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